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Army Acquisition Support Center Many Army regulations and pamphlets (including Army Regulation [AR] 600-3, The Army Personnel Development System; AR 70-1, Army Acquisition Policy; AR 5-22, The Army Force Modernization Proponent System; DA Pamphlet 70-3, Army Acquisition Procedures; DA Pamphlet 600-3, Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management; and DA Pamphlet 600-25, U.S. Army NCO Professional Development Guide) and the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) name USAASC as the AAC and ALT proponent. HRC Career Manager and Assignment Officer The HRC 51C career development and assignments officer (sergeant first class) is responsible for - * Reclassifying, assigning, and training MOS 5 IC Soldiers. * Processing assignment actions while considering professional development, stabilization, and reclassification. * Reviewing and accepting or rejecting nominations. * Filling open requisitions in the Enlisted Distribution and Assignment System. * Coordinating with the Army, other DOD agencies, and senior enlisted contracting advisers in the field on filling assignments and training requirements. * Making final selections of NCOs for reassignment. * Screening and selecting Soldiers for high-priority assignments and training. * Coordinating with appropriate personnel on highinterest cases. * Recommending final actions on joint domicile requests, overseas-service volunteers, foreignservice tour extensions and curtailments, deletion and deferment requests, and staff action memorandums.
A New Proponent for the Army Acquisition Corps by serGeant Major ethan a. jones I n response to the increase in requirements for military and evaluation, acquisition, and fielding, to disposi- contracting support, in November 2008, the Vice tion. The ASA(ALT) oversees the chemical weapons Chief of Staff of the Army approved the expansion elimination program and is responsible for appoint- of the Army’s contracting force structure to meet the ing, managing, and evaluating program management demands of rapid deployments, troop sustainment, and executive officers and managing the AAC and and nation building and to support the integration ALT workforce. of a proponent office for military occupational spe- cialty (MOS) 51C, Acquisition, Logistics, and Tech- Director, Acquisition Career Management nology (ALT) contracting noncommissioned officers The Army Acquisition Executive has designated (NCOs). the Principal Military Deputy (MILDEP) to the The expanded force structure was needed to pro- ASA(ALT) as the Director, Acquisition Career Man- vide institutional contracting training, compliance, agement (DACM). The DACM directs the AAC and doctrine, policies, guidance, and oversight and to assists the Army Acquisition Executive in carrying out leverage existing capabilities of other Department of the requirements of the Defense Acquisition Workforce the Army (DA) and Department of Defense (DOD) Improvement Act (DAWIA). organizations involved in contracting processes. The DAWIA requires DOD to establish defense acquisi- creation of career management field 51 (acquisition) tion education and training standards, requirements, and MOS 51C was approved in December 2006 by and courses. The act focuses heavily on a systematic the Army Human Resources Command (HRC) Dep- approach to making the ALT workforce more pro- uty Chief of Staff, Operations. fessional. DAWIA specifies requirements for work The Army Acquisition Support Center assignments, experience, education, and training. (USAASC)—a direct reporting unit to the Office Within the Army, the DACM is responsible for imple- of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for ALT menting ALT workforce education, training, and career (ASA[ALT])—is the personnel proponent for all development. A major challenge for today’s Army military and DA civilians within the Army Acquisi- is to focus on integrating military and civilian ALT tion Corps (AAC) and ALT workforce. Many Army workforce members’ education, training, and career and DOD organizations and personnel are involved development into the mission of the organization. in fostering the professional development of MOS Commanders and managers at all levels must possess 51C Soldiers. a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities to meet this challenge. Assistant Secretary of the Army for ALT The DACM appoints a deputy DACM (DDACM), The ASA(ALT) provides guidance for managing who is responsible for the organization and daily man- the positions and career development of the ALT agement functions of the Army’s acquisition career workforce through the Army Acquisition Executive. management activities. The DDACM, as the ALT The ASA(ALT) provides guidance for designating workforce proponent and single point of contact on and identifying ALT positions; specifying position all matters pertaining to DAWIA implementation, is requirements; attaining and maintaining ALT com- responsible for developing and approving all Army petencies through education, training, and experi- policies and procedures established to imple
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